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Best Of 2022: Top 50 Albums

And our favourite 50 albums of 2022 are…

Rosalía - Motomami1-ROSALÍA
Motomami
(Columbia)







Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers2-KENDRICK LAMAR
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
(Aftermath/Interscope)







Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You3-BIG THIEF
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
(4AD)







Alvvays - Blue Rev4-ALVVAYS
Blue Rev
(Celsius Girls/Transgressive)







Beyoncé - Renaissance5-BEYONCÉ
RENAISSANCE
(Parkwood/Columbia)







Rachika Nayar - Heaven Come Crashing6-RACHIKA NAYAR
Heaven Come Crashing
(NNA Tapes)







Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen7-SUDAN ARCHIVES
Natural Brown Prom Queen
(Stones Throw)







The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention8-THE SMILE
A Light For Attracting Attention
(Self Help Tapes LLP/XL)







Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - Topical Dancer9-CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY & BOLIS PUPUL
Topical Dancer
(Bounty & Banana/Because)






Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow10-WEYES BLOOD
And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
(Sub Pop)







Florist - Florist11-FLORIST
Florist
(Double Double Whammy)







Pusha T - It's Almost Dry12-PUSHA T
It´s Almost Dry
(G.O.O.D. Records)







Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Cheat Codes13-DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT
Cheat Codes
(BMG)







Rolling Blackouts C.F. - Endless Rooms14-ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F.
Endless Rooms
(Sub Pop)







Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset15-PANDA BEAR & SONIC BOOM
Reset
(Domino)







MJ Lenderman - Boat Songs16-MJ LENDERMAN
Boat Songs
(Dear Life Records)







Aldous Harding - Warm Chris17-ALDOUS HARDING
Warm Chris
(4AD)







Vince Staples - Ramona Park Broke My Heart18-VINCE STAPLES
RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART
(Blacksmith/Motown)







Angel Olsen - Big Time19-ANGEL OLSEN
Big Time
(Jagjaguwar)







Sault - 1120-SAULT
11/Earth/Untitled (God)/Today & Tomorrow/ Aiir/Air
(Forever Living Originals)



Beach House - Once Twice Melody21-BELLA UNION
Once Twice Melody
(Bella Union)







Stromae - Multitude22-STROMAE
Multitude
(Mossaert)







Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems23-SOUL GLO
Diaspora Problems
(Epitaph)







Wet Leg - Wet Leg24-WET LEG
Wet Leg
(Domino)







Charli XCX - CRASH25-CHARLI XCX
CRASH
(Asylum)







yeule - Glitch Princess26-YEULE
Glitch Princess
(Bayonet)







Jockstrap - I Love You Jennifer B27-JOCKSTRAP
I Love You Jennifer B
(Rough Trade)







Bad Bunny - Un verano sin ti28-BAD BUNNY
Un Verano Sin Tí
(Rimas Entertainment)







The Weeknd - Dawn FM29-THE WEEKND
DAWN FM
(Republic)







Mitski - Laurel Hell30-MITSKI
Laurel Hell
(Dead Oceans)







Björk - Fossora31-BJÖRK
Fossora
(One Little Independent)







The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Summer at Land's End32-THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES
Summer At Land's End/They Only Wanted Your Soul
(Tough Love/Slumberland)


Destroyer - LABYRINTHITIS33-DESTROYER
LABYRINTHITIS
(Merge)







Yung Kayo - DFTK34-YUNG KAYO
DFTK
(Young Stoner Life)







Benjamin Clementine - And I Have Been35-BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE
And I Have Been
(Preserve Artist)







The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam36-THE COMET IS COMING
Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
(Verve)






The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field37-THE BETHS
Expert In A Dying Field
(Carpark)







Suede - Autofiction38-SUEDE
Autoficción
(BMG)







Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS39-NILÜFER YANYA
Painless
(ATO)







Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn - Pigments40-DAWN RICHARD AND SPENCER ZAHN
Pigments
(Merge)






Phoenix - Alpha Zulu41-PHOENIX
Alpha Zulu
(LOYAUTÉ/Glassnost)







Freddie Gibbs - $oul $old $eparately42-FREDDIE GIBBS
$oul $old Separately
(ESGN/Warner Music)







Rauw Alejandro - Saturno43-RAUW ALEJANDRO
Saturno
(Sony)







Sharon Van Etten - We've Been Going About This All Wrong44-SHARON VAN ETTEN
We´ve Going About This All Wrong
(Jagjaguwar)







Lambchop - The Bible45-LAMBCHOP
The Bible
(City Slang)







Wilco - Cruel Country46-WILCO
Cruel Country
(dBpm)







Alex G - God Save the Animals47-ALEX G
God Saved The Animals
(Domino)







Steve Lacy - Gemini Rights48-STEVE LACY
Gemini Rights
(L-M Records/Sony







Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down49-YEAH YEAH YEAHS
Cool It Down
(Secretly Canadian)







Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork50-DRY CLEANING
Stumpwork
(4AD)







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Beyoncé Hits #1 With A ‘Summer Renaissance’ Of House & Disco

Scoring again another strong candidate for album of the year, BEYONCÉ reaches #1 in the loop paying homage to Donna Summer, House music and queer black culture in ‘Summer Renaissance.’ Weyes Blood, and PVA complete the Top 3.

A new track by alt-R&B artist Yves Tumor is the week’s highest entry, followed by the latest songs by Yo La Tengo; SZA; Benjamin Clementine; Fousheé; Charlotte Adigéry feat. Bolis Pupul; Iggy Pop; Fucked Up; La Roux feat. Baby Tate; Polo G; Ice Spice; Nina Nastasia; Smino with Doechii and Fatman Scoop; Special Interest; Meat Wave; baehyuni; Airbag con J (Los Planetas)… and veteran alternative icons Animal Collective with a track from the soundtrack of ‘The Inspection.’ Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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ROSALÍA #1 In The Loop With ‘Despechá’

In the week when a deepfake tiktok video by Bryan Cranston singing it has become viral, ROSALÍA keeps this summer´s Latin flavour with her contagious latest hit ‘Despechá,’ this week´s #1 in the loop. Julianna Riolino and The Comet Is Coming complete the Top 3.

Another highlight from BEYONCÉ´s disco-infused latest album is the highest debut, followed by new tracks by The National feat. Bon Iver; Margo Price; JAY1; Carla dal Forno; Iceage; R.M.F.C.; The Beths; Julieta Venegas; Gilla Band; Tenci; CKay; FaltyDL feat. Julianna Barwick; KAROL G feat. Maldy; Skullcrusher… and a collaboration between Alice Boman and Perfume Genius.’ Check this week’s loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Because Doja Cat And Nicki Minaj Say So

R&B singer Doja Cat‘s impossibly catchy collaboration with Nicky Minaj, ‘Say So,’ is one of the year’s biggest global hits and this week’s #1. Urban female artists have conquered this edition with Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé and Little Simz also in the top 3.

The strongest debut is by another female artist, Korean house DJ 박혜진 Park Hye Jin. Other new entries are the latest tracks by MIKE; The Beths; Ariel Pink; slowthai; The Phenomenal Handclap Band; Teyana Taylor; Tkay Maidza; Arca; Phoebe Bridgers; Jme feat. Skepta; India Jordan; Polo G; Sharon Van Etten feat. Josh Homme; Residente; Migos feat. YoungBoy and Never Broke Again; Ezra Furman covering LCD Soundsystem; HAIM; FLETCHER feat. SOPHIE; Matt Berninger solo… and a hilarious Eurodance parody performed by Hollywood star Will Ferrell feat. My Marianne, from what promises to be one of the comedies of the year ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of The Fire Saga.’ Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Burial First #1 Of 2014 In The Loop

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We kickstart a new year with a special edition of our loop; a recap of the best records dropped during our long festive break. Among all of them, two were particularly unexpected, Burial’s new three-track EP ‘Rival Dealer’, whose standout moment ‘Come Down To Us’ is the first number one in our favourite tracks chart this year and Beyoncé who also shocked the whole industry releasing by surprise an eponymous new album, which turned out to be her most solid effort to date. On the heat of a very clever and instant marketing campaign hers has become in a matter of days the eight best selling record in the States last year.

New works by St. Vincent; The War On Drugs; Damien Jurado; Broken Bells; EMA; Angel Haze and Mogwai are featured in this preview of the most interesting music about to be released.

Check it out here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rober winners at Obama’s Inauguration (II)


ARCADE FIRE-Intervention

More Live moments from the many conmemorative balls celebrating Barack Obama’s inauguration.
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Rober Winners At Obama’s Inauguration


ARETHA FRANKLYN-My Country Tis Of Thee

Although the political attitude of many of the Rober Academy members’ ranks from mild apathy to full cynicism, we cannot help but sharing the joy and illusion of the USA while celebrating the most important historical moment the nation has lived for a few generations: The arrival of America’s first black president and his symbolic values of equality, freedom and hope for all; much needed in this troubled time.

To wish him all the best on his role as what it used to be called “the leader of the free world” pop stars of all backgrounds were playing in multiple shows and parties across Washington and the rest of the States yesterday. From the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklyn, who sang the patriotic anthem “My Country Tis Of Thee” at the Inauguration to Arcade Fire. Everyone who’s anyone in the pop world, except maybe for, errm, Daddy Yankee…were somehow involved on the celebration. Here’s a few of the most notorious moments Read the rest of this entry »

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